Dissonant Frequency

An inventor rediscovers the work of a 20th-century composer exploring the effects of hypersonic sound on the human body and creates a device that can cure cancer. However, to keep control of the process, he…

Ken Likeley – A CRISPR Lawn

Fed up with fighting off the natural flora invading his lawn from Leaf’s yard, Ken goes online to find a solution and stumbles upon a mysterious website selling home CRISPR DNA editing labs targeted to…

Servitor

A company offering supposedly intelligent domestic servitor robots has been hiding how frequently humans are required to telepresence into their machines to take over. Lubanzi, a young indentured labourer working in one of their telepresence…

Ken Likeley – Mistaken Identity (Pt. 2)

After being mistaken for the wrong person, Ken finds himself at a rather unusual VIP event. Thinking it is an elaborate costume party is he is initially excited and flattered to be there, but on…

Ken Likeley – Mistaken Identity (Pt. 1)

When Ken checks in at a conference, an automated registration machine decides Ken has entered his last name wrong, corrects the spelling and assigns him another person’s profile. With the incorrect conference id on his…

Ken Likeley – End of the World

While taking the mail to the recycle bin Ken discovers three cats, who are historical deities, have invited themselves into his living room. The cats are intent on dividing the world into three pieces, destroying…

Free Energy

While tracking down a scam artist who disappeared with 200 million dollars, a freelance insurance investigator stumbles across an online video by the leader of a group called the Free Energy Coalition. She suspects the…

An I for an I

A self-taught programmer who supports her daughter and herself by hacking robotic medical equipment for clients on the dark net discovers a recent job was the reason her daughter’s friend was arrested. Disgusted by her…

Ken Likeley – The Tipping Point

Frustrated by a bad experience with an automated self-checkout in the grocery store, Ken ignores messages he receives from a future version of himself to modify his behaviour when interacting with the store’s artificial intelligence…

Gratuities Not Included

Camila, a wannabe actor desperate to pursue a career on the stage, indentures herself to a theatre company which entertains tourists in low earth orbit. She plays a modern version of the famous 18th-century pirate…

Ken Likeley – Open to Interpretation

While investigating a complaint about an oversized house, which mysteriously appeared in his neighbourhood, Ken meets the eccentric and angry owner who rather than conforming to city building codes tries to bribe Ken by granting…

Zoe’s Constellation

After a catastrophic accident obscures the stars in the night sky, Zoe Gagnon’s attempt to reignite the world’s imagination by launching a globe-spanning artwork into orbit runs afoul of a billionaire’s ambition to start a…